Geography closely engages with the southern African region while drawing on broad theoretical frameworks and global matters such as climate change, environmental policy and development agendas. An undergraduate degree in Geography provides grounding in:
Earth Systems - from climate studies and meteorology, to earth surface processes, to earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems.
Environmental Change - from land degradation to environmental management.
Environmental Policy - including global and national environmental agendas, shortfalls, and policy implementation.
Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing - foundation courses in GIS and Remote Sensing are carried out in our GIS labs during the second and third-years of study.
Human Society - looking at economic development, climate and society, cultural geography, food security and urban dynamics. In addition to course work, research forms an important basis for learning in Geography. Students will embark on group fieldwork and independent research and field trips take place throughout the programme.
South Africa’s archaeological record is particularly rich. It covers a period of over two million years, starting with the first toolmakers. Archaeology is a dynamic subject that grows with each new discovery or technological advance. As a prospective archaeologist, you will learn about the origins of humans, rock art, and the evolution of technology from the Stone Age to the present. Fieldwork takes you to some of South Africa’s best archaeological sites.